There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Ankara by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Ankara (ESB) OTP - ESB

$79 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$26 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  5. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$47 - $61

Night bus, bus  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul Bariam
  3. Take the bus from Alibeyköy to Ankara

$72 - $103

Night train, bus, train  •  24 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  2. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$30 - $37

Drive  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Ankara 707.6 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Ankara is to night train and bus and train which costs $29 - $40 and takes 24 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Ankara is to fly which costs $75 - $170 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Ankara is 749 km. The road distance is 1132.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Bucharest to Ankara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Ankara via Ruse and Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Ankara, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and six other airlines fly from Bucharest to Ankara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Ankara via Ruse and Istanbul in around 20 h 53 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Burgas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Burgaz to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alibeyköy to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Burgas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr

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